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Lauren Conrad on books, portion control, and editing

August 24, 2012 16:43:51 Posted at August 24, 2012 16:43:51
Duana Posted by Duana
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I love people’s inexplicable celebrity follows.  They’re not crushes, they may not even be people you like, but you follow them without realizing you’re doing it, spit out  their resume without thinking every time someone idly wonders “whatever happened to”, and it inevitably proves to be embarrassing… As evidenced by the fact that I need to scream for a minute about Lauren Conrad. Full Story

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Katie left with nothing and she wants you to know

August 24, 2012 15:15:39 Posted at August 24, 2012 15:15:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce was finalised this week. Remember how they were all like “we’re keeping the terms confidential” right after an agreement was reached? Well now TMZ has some of the details. Not surprisingly the information favours Katie, just one of three Yay Katie stories released in the last two days. Full Story

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A Study in the Second Act: Kevin Costner

August 23, 2012 16:07:16 Posted at August 23, 2012 16:07:16
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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He was one of the biggest stars on the planet in the 1990s, not only bankable as an actor but as a director, too, courtesy the success of Dances with Wolves. Through 1994, Kevin Costner was king. But then came Waterworld—at the time, the most expensive movie ever made—which was disastrously bad and while it has ultimately made money, it was labelled a “bomb” because of its poor domestic box office. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart: finally, some proper strategy

August 21, 2012 15:39:22 Posted at August 21, 2012 15:39:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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New pap shots of Kristen Stewart were released yesterday afternoon. And just in time for the Monday night tabloid deadline. Coincidence or conspiracy? Our friends at PopSugar have secured a premium 48 hour online exclusive on the images until Wednesday and then they’ll hit newsstands with the magazines. Full Story

Jake Gyllenhaal could take a cue from Chris Evans

August 16, 2012 17:23:17 Posted at August 16, 2012 17:23:17
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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That is a truly bizarre sentence to write. The last time Jake G had a movie in theaters was nearly eighteen months ago, last spring’s Source Code. Since then, he’s kept a relatively low profile as he recalibrates after his Movie Star dreams died a slow, inexorable death in 2010. For reasons I will never understand, you people wouldn’t let him be a Movie Star (I say “you people” because I fully supported him as a blockbuster star and will always slightly resent everyone else for pushing Jake G aside in favor of Channing Tatum), so he has gone back to his roots in character-driven indies. Full Story

How are you doing, Robert Pattinson?

August 15, 2012 16:16:40 Posted at August 15, 2012 16:16:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jon Stewart had the luxury of going first. And now everyone else is following with the same line of questioning. As Robert Pattinson makes the rounds on the press circuit to promote Cosmopolis, this is what they’ve been asking him. On CNN, on Good Morning America, they all want to know if Robert Pattinson is OK. Full Story

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Robert Pattinson’s Heartbreak Makeover

August 14, 2012 19:41:58 Posted at August 14, 2012 19:41:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But first Jon Stewart. Because ... what a kind, kind man. And in a way that is so....not Jay Leno, right? You can have compassion and still be cool. And also uncompromising. Few personalities can manage to lure the Twi-Hard Nation without having to offer up their pride balls in the process. It’s another reason to love Jon Stewart. Full Story

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Jen's race to the altar

August 13, 2012 16:11:16 Posted at August 13, 2012 16:11:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It's not just that we won't release them all from the Eternal Triangle, it's that they themselves can't get over it either. On the weekend that Brange was rumoured to marry in France - didn't happen - Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their engagement. Coincidence or conspiracy? Timing, of course, as is the case, always, with Jen vs Brad and Angelina, is paramount. Full Story

The stomping heels of a woman scorned

August 9, 2012 18:27:38 Posted at August 9, 2012 18:27:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Liberty Ross, the betrayed wife of Rupert Sanders, who was caught cheating with Kristen Stewart, has been seen this week in LA on several occasions, stomping around in very high heels, and not wearing a ring. Why not? Why would the loving mother of two children with a philandering pig of a husband have to hide or walk around all mopey in sweat pants feeling bloated and sorry for herself? Oh look, Liberty Ross knows about narratives too. Full Story

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Katie needs friends

August 8, 2012 14:20:14 Posted at August 8, 2012 14:20:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Harold David S./Splash

Katie Holmes and Suri went to Nobu for dinner last night. Suri eats the miso black cod? I am impressed! Suri spent a few days last week with her father at Disney World. According to a new article on PEOPLE today, Katie and Tom are still speaking and civil to each other, keeping Suri’s best interests the priority. Full Story